I’m a huge fan of this sort of tiny town perspective – I blame my parents for taking me to all of those model villages when I was a kid growing up in the UK. Sadly, I got excited when I discovered that there was a miniature village ‘Cockington Green’ in Canberra. I love the work of Keith Loutit who combines this look with timelapse to produce some wonderful footage. On the weekend I ‘found’ this image of Grand Central Station which I took while I was in New York a while ago and it was just crying out to be transformed into a ‘Tiny Terminal’.
I just recently got back from my first ever ‘jaunt’ to Bali. Four hours on the plane and we were there in the warmth of Bali leaving the chilly Perth mornings behind. I actually found it quite difficult shooting in Bali it was a struggled to capture nice light and sunsets were disappointing…actually they were none existent. We’d visited Tanah Lot to get the ‘sunset’ shot but the clouds were thick and grey and alas there was no sunset. The sky turned from grey to dark grey and I thought my photo op had vanished. As we walked over to where the ‘fire dance’ was taking place we passed Batu Bolong Temple just up the beach and I managed to get this shot which I’m actually pretty pleased with. I only got 2 shots away because we were running late for the show…I would’ve liked ‘softer’ water but was restricted to the 30 second exposure as I had no time to rummage around for my cable and it was pretty much black out there. I managed to focus using the live view function, it’s not the Tanah Lot shot I set out to get but there’s something about this image that I really like.
I’ll be processing more Bali shots for Self Indulged….got a killer sunrise shot from the top of a volcano….the hike to the top in the dark nearly bloody killed me. I’ve decided I need to buy a lighter tripod. I’ve also decided it’s time to get back to the gym!
WHAT A HUGE WEEK!!
The rally in Sydney over the weekend AND the launch of my new online magazine SELF INDULGED
The rally seemed to be a huge success, I’ve included an article in my online mag about it along with photos from the day….did I mention that it’s now live?
I’ll be posting some images from the rally before the end of the week but right now I’m off to get some much needed sleep.
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I was in JBs a few days ago and all of the TVs were playing the same amazing footage of our ‘Earth’ from the air and my eyes were glued to the screens. The sound was down but I knew right away whose imagery it was (I’m a big fan of YA-B) so I enquired at the desk and they told me the dvd was called HOME by Yahn Arthus-Bertrand.
I watched it last night…with the sound turned on.
The photography was stunning, the narrative was terrifying.
Well worth a look!
A few months ago I was in Glenelg in South Australia on a very stormy evening…I got SATURATED but waited around just in time to catch that light that seems to appear out of nowhere. The sky was almost purple with the dark storm clouds breaking just long enough for some sun to peek through before it finally set. And then…I got saturated AGAIN! I think I need to buy a shamwow for my kit bag 🙂